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Sam06
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  12:08:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In FL they have these "researchers" killing iguanas with a captive bolt gun and then "smashing" in their heads.

This is like the monkey story in FL I saw a year ago. Why don't they allow people to hunt them.

Iguana tastes good, in Central and South America they call them tree chickens.

Link: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5490767/Florida-researchers-bashing-heads-invasive-iguanas.html

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Researchers are taking a controversial approach to ridding Florida of invasive iguanas that are overtaking residents' yards by bashing in their brains.

A team from the University of Florida is using a captive bolt gun that sends a bolt into the brain, similar to what's used in the livestock industry.

Then they smash the creatures' heads against solid objects to cause 'blunt force trauma,' UF wildlife biologist Jenny Ketterlin told the Sun Sentinel.

Ketterlin said destroying their brains quickly is the most humane way to kill them.

About 249 iguanas have been killed by the technique so far.

Their work is part of a $63,000, three-month research project contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Officials say iguanas are an invasive species that feed on native plants and wildlife.

In order to kill the reptiles, the researchers sneak up on the iguanas at night while they're sleeping, then kill them on the spot.


OK I understand now its about the money.

The FL Fish and wildlife commission could have made money selling hunting license to people so they could hunt them down. By my quick math so far they the State has paid over $250 per dead Iguana

What a bunch of idiots.


Here is how to do it:

https://www.seriouseats.com/2012/04/how-to-kill-and-eat-a-lizard.html




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remingtonoaks
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  12:20:44 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Iguanas have salmonella, so I doubt I'd want to eat it. But if they're trying to get rid of them I'd have no problem shooting one or a thousand
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Sam06
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  12:23:40 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by remingtonoaks

Iguanas have salmonella, so I doubt I'd want to eat it. But if they're trying to get rid of them I'd have no problem shooting one or a thousand



They can carry salmonella but you only eat the legs like a frog and you cook them well. They are safe to eat, I have eaten 100's of them when I was stationed in Panama. We would shoot them with a pellet gun and eat them.

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grumpygy
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  12:28:59 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Chickens have salmonella has that stopped you.
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Dads3040
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  12:47:27 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I wouldn't eat Iguanas because of their dangerous intake of DiHydrogen Monoxide. Enough of that stuff will kill a fella.

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gearheaddad
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  2:21:46 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know there are outfitters that put together Iguana shoots in Puerto Rico.
They are destructive little critters that are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico's eco system.
And some get big! They shoot the invasive little buggers with pellet guns like sqirrels!

My Grandpa always said "sounds like too much thinking, why don't you try aiming!"
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us55840
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  2:25:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote



"Their work is part of a $63,000, three-month research project contracted by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission."

Without the project, the Florida F&WCC wouldn't get $63,000 for this research project to deplete your tax dollars!


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Sam06
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  2:28:52 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by gearheaddad

I know there are outfitters that put together Iguana shoots in Puerto Rico.
They are destructive little critters that are wreaking havoc on Puerto Rico's eco system.
And some get big! They shoot the invasive little buggers with pellet guns like sqirrels!



Check out the link at the end. There is a guy driving around in a golf cart shooting them with either a pellet gun or what looks like a Henry 22 with either shot or CB caps.

What a job!

The location is in the FL Keys.

When I was in Panama my yard man turned me on to them. He would catch then in a net. I got my Dad to send me a pellet rifle and we would go after them around my house on Ft Espinar.

When I moved to the other side of Panama I hunted them from a boat while fishing.

They are good eating and like the guy said somewhere between chicken and Crab, I know it sounds weird but that is what I got too.


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gearheaddad
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  3:05:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Puerto Rico, Look at the size of them!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFolCAwkbc

My Grandpa always said "sounds like too much thinking, why don't you try aiming!"
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Grasshopper
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  3:43:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Was in Rico a few years back playing golf and those bastages were everywhere. Some looked pretty mean.
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bullshot
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  4:46:03 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


They don't let people hunt them because of the potential for accidental shootings etc.

most of the lizards are found in public and residential areas.

Boca Grande is loaded with them and they eat birds eggs, sea turtle eggs and a multitude of other things. They have almost completely wiped out the bird population there.


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wpageabc
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  5:22:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
They are nasty looking creatures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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He Dog
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Italy
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Posted - 03/12/2018 :  10:42:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Clearly all $63K is not going as a bounty on iguanas. That said, perhaps they wish to accurately map where they are taken to get a clear picture of their distribution and habitat use in FL.

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oldemagics
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  08:39:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
also a quick guide to cleaning one for diner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM6sJsb1jJs



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He Dog
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Italy
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  09:07:02 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by grumpygy

Chickens have salmonella has that stopped you.




And the salmonella that reptiles carry is a much 'hotter' strain, that does cause death in humans. But good butchering techniques and keeping things clean pretty much eliminates that threat. They do eat them all over the neo-tropics.

I have hand-fed them but never eaten them. All of the reptiles and amphibians I have eaten taste like frog legs, not my favorite.

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yoshmyster
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  2:46:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Most states got crap load of invasive critters one could get fat on. But cities got that no shooting in city limits. Drive bys are A-Okay. Silly.
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RugerNiner
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  3:17:41 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote


Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has been pictured eating iguana at an exclusive New York dinner event attended by some of the world's richest men. The bizarre appetisers were served up alongside exotic dishes including tarantula and cockroaches at this year's Explorers Club Annual Dinner

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5495377/Amazon-boss-Jeff-Bezos-pictured-eating-IGUANA.html

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us55840
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Posted - 03/13/2018 :  9:37:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Some people will eat anything.


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This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or exercise their revolutionary right to overthrow it.
Abraham Lincoln

Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It is they way it is. The way we cope with it, is what makes the difference.

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TrinityScrimshaw
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Posted - 03/14/2018 :  12:29:52 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Itís a very desired table fair in Honduras.

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